Energy Assistance Program
The CAPE Energy Assistance Program has ended for the 2021 — 2022 program year. The 2022 — 2023 program year will start November 3, 2022. The new EAP application will be available after October 20, 2022.
We will only have mail-in applications this year. No face to face appointments. However, if you are turned off you can come into any of our Vanderburgh, Posey, or Gibson county sites to turn your application in and have them contact the Energy Assistance department so we can pull your application and get it started right away. Please note, this is for clients who are turned off. If you have a disconnect you will need to contact CAPE main office at (812) 425-4241 so we can see if we can assist you in getting help from other agencies until your application comes up in the order we received them in.
All EAP benefits are not final until submitted to the utility vendor for payment. Benefit amounts are subject to change pending review by the local community action agency.
Even though you are getting help with your utility bills, EAP benefits will not cover them completely. So YOU must keep paying on your bills throughout the year.
Once you are approved for EAP, some utility companies are regulated by a state law that says you can not be disconnected from December 1st through March 15th. However, you may be disconnected before December 1st or after March 15th.
Weatherization services may help reduce your energy consumption. Ask what you can do to conserve energy and how the weatherization program might help you. Please read the enclosed energy education paperwork to help reduce your bill as well.
You have the right to appeal the process or decision of your application.